Governors For Schools

Contact: Mrs Gemma Laverty

St Magnus House
3 Lower Thames Street
London
London
EC3R 6HD
United Kingdom

Tel: 02073549805

Email: info@governorsforschools.org.uk

About Governors For Schools

Governors for Schools exists to improve educational standards so that children and young people have the chance to realise their full potential.

We believe the key to improving school performance is effective governance. By finding, nurturing and supporting a committed network of governors we help to drive systematic change in how schools operate. We have been connecting schools across England for over 20 years, and expanded our service into Wales in 2020, with skilled and committed volunteers, supported by our business and university partnerships.

Activities

Today’s schools are highly autonomous and expected to manage their budgets and internal policies. A large secondary school may have over 100 staff and a budget in excess of £7m. School Governance is a unique volunteering opportunity through which employers and employees can develop relevant business skills. School Governors work in partnership with Head Teachers and the Senior Management Team to help deliver the best possible education, and help children realise their expectations and aspirations. The pace of change in education is so unrelenting that it is almost impossible NOT to gain new experiences and skills in a new environment.

The latest proposed changes to education are predicted to make the school governor role more important than ever, with governors a hugely important part of the “Big Society”. Better educated and motivated children are more likely to find employment and less likely to behave in an anti-social fashion. Everyone benefits - the individuals, their families and their communities, yet at any one time there are 40,000 vacant governor places in schools in England & Wales, and those with above average numbers of vacancies are proportionately disadvantaged.

Governors for Schools exists to improve educational standards so that children and young people have the chance to realise their full potential.

 

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